BY DESIREE CARVER
VALDOSTA - There’s never a wrong time to chase a dream. Lakeland native Lloyd Carter has been surrounded by music since childhood with a radio station manager mother and gospel quartet relatives in The Carters so he said it’s no surprise it stuck with him. As a teenager, Carter taught himself drums, keyboard and guitar. He began picking up on songwriting, wanting to tell a story through his lyrics. Carter continued his musical pursuits in the cover band Daddy’s Money but never abandoned his notebooks full of original writings. More than three decades later, Carter, along with writing partners and bandmates Gary DiBenedetto and Henry Mcgill, tackled what Carter feared might be a “younger man’s game”: starting an original band.